As managing partner, Michael Hopkins' experience and expertise in construction management finds him leading the firm in reviewing all construction plans and specifications, analyzing estimates, evaluating subcontractor qualifications and overall projects administration. Day-to-day Hopkins tracks project labor/material expenses while analyzing field production; determining changes to ensure projects met schedule and are profitable. His knowledge of scheduling strategies and delegation of construction site activities is paramount in ensuring all projects are at maximum operation and efficiency.
During his career Hopkins has successfully developed and managed the construction and completion of over one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) worth of projects. Hopkins career encompasses implementing every phase of the development and construction process, from conception of a development plan to overseeing post completion activities. Hopkins various construction assignments has had him addressing building code issues, preparing cost estimates, reviewing plans & specifications, conducting site problem analysis & planning.
Early on in Hopkins' quest to become a developer/contractor he was recognized by the Richmond Times Dispatch for his success in undertaking the re-development of a multi-family tenement which at the time of acquisition was in a state of severe blight. The successful completion of the project not only drew the attention of the “Richmond Times-Dispatch” which did an article on the young developer titled “Making An Effort”; the project spurned the re-development of over $10,000,000 in the surrounding neighborhood. Hopkins a long time visionary and advocate of urban revitalization played a major part in one of the City of Richmond’s most successful revitalization programs “Neighborhoods In Bloom”. Over a three year period Hopkins led a team which developed and constructed over 100 residential properties with a total development cost in excess of $20,000,000. Hopkins received a HUD award at a ceremony in Minnesota for his key role in coordinating the development and construction activities for the $6,000,000 historic adaptive re-use conversion of two abandoned schools into housing for seniors. In his spare time, Hopkins is an avid supporter of Girls for a Change.
Most recently - Over a 36-month period approximately $74.0 million dollars worth of projects have been successfully completed and/or are under development. These projects include | The historic adaptive conversion of an abandoned school into (28) senior apartments | A (46) unit mix-use urban infill over 4,000 sqft of commercial space | A conversion of an abandoned bakery into (23) condominiums over 2,500 sqft of commercial space | The adaptive conversation of a warehouse into apartments and a destination restaurant | A 12,000 sqft conversion of a historic Armory into the Black History Museum | The adaptive conversion of an historic office building into a mix-use high rise (208) unit apartment complex | The new construction of 278 new apartments and 72 towns houses, with 12,000 sqft of retail space.
Being a firm that selects to undertake only projects that create a destination; we understand the communities we are in and that the placement of a development is the single most important factor when creating economic synergy and a win-win scenario. M is committed to achieving the best possible solutions; by offering our extensive development and construction expertise to maximize the projects we undertake.
These underlying values guide each of our projects: